Re: RARA-AVIS: Spade & Archer by Joe Gore

From: Nathan Cain (
Date: 08 Oct 2008

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    It was mentioned here a while ago, perhaps during the month we dedicated to Gores. What's the ARC say about the publication date?

    On Wed, Oct 8, 2008 at 1:35 PM, J.C. Hocking <> wrote:
    > Today I was handed, much to my slack-jawed astonishment, an advance copy of
    > a book called Spade & Archer by Joe Gores.
    > It is a prequel to Hammett's The Maltese Falcon.
    > The book is remarkably elegant looking for an ARC, with a 1930's style
    > simple gray cover. It's the only ARC I can recall seeing with french flaps.
    > The back cover is given over entirely to a little essay by Richard Layman
    > describing how the Hammett estate sought out Gores for this project.
    > Well, if anybody could write such a thing, I guess he's the guy.
    > Did anybody hear about this book? This totally blindsided me.
    > John Hocking
    > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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